Georgetown transfer Greg Whittington choose Rutgers

Greg Whittington shown above, chooses the Rutgers program after being dismissed from the Georgetown Hoyas.

Georgetown transfer Greg Whittington, a 6’8 forward, picked Rutgers as his landing spot during a visit. Whittington’s commitment, which was first reported by, completes Rutgers’ roster for its inaugural Big Ten campaign next season. He will join incoming freshman Bishop Daniels, D.J. Forman and Mike Williams as part of a strong group for head coach Eddie Jordan. He averaged 12.1 points and 7.0 rebounds through 13 games of his sophomore year last winter before being placed on academic suspension for the remainder of the season. Over the summer he underwent surgery for a torn ACL in his left knee, and on Nov. 30 Georgetown coach John Thompson III announced Whittington’s dismissal from the program. Thompson did not provide an explanation. Now a junior, Whittington will have two years of eligibility remaining when he is ready to play, presumably next fall. He projects to start in Rutgers’ frontcourt alongside Kadeem Jack. Whittington had told ESPN that Memphis, Nebraska and South Carolina also reached out to him, but he made just one visit, taking in Rutgers’ 89-72 win over UNC-Greensboro Saturday afternoon.


Whittington a 6’8, 195 lb forward out of Columbia, Maryland attended Oakland Mills High School. The Oakland Mills standout didn't make much noise until the summer prior to his senior year. At the 2010 AAU Nationals, Whittington was on the verge of putting himself on the map but ran out of chances late in the month. He's got a narrow body and is perimeter oriented but a quick glance revealed a player heading in the proper direction. A strong senior season swung recruiting momentum his way. He is known to reject shots that come his way. Rutgers really lucked out on this three star recruit, adding him to an already impressive recruiting class for Coach Jordan and his staff.

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ESPN, Sam Hellman